Customising the Interface of ZBrush 4 R8
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Customising the Interface of ZBrush 4 R8

Learn how to be efficient by customising the ZBrush Interface
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What you'll learn
  • You will be able to fully customise ZBrush4 R8 After taking this course
  • Your work will be speeded up by taking this course
  • You will gain more control over the program by knowing these methods
Requirements
  • You Will need ZBrush4 R8
Description

During this course I will show lecture by lecture a different customisation feature of ZBrush.

Having the ability to make ZBrush work for you is an essential skill you definitely should know, in this easy to follow video I break each feature down check out all I cover below!

During this course I cover these points:

  1. Changing all the interface colours
  2. Changing the Doc background
  3. Moving icons and sliders around
  4. Setting up a New Top level menu item
  5. Adding a sub level menu item
  6. Adding items to the top and sub level menu item
  7. Creating tool pop up items with hotkeys
  8. Organising content for light box internally and on external devices
  9. Setting up macros to run time consuming jobs
  10. We will create a custom rock brush
  11. Saving custom brushes
  12. Changing the icon for custom brushes
  13. List of ZBrush shortcuts

These customisation methods will definitely speed up your production and make it easier for you to work, if you want to learn all the top customisation methods for ZBrush in an easy to follow digestible format this is the course for you.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for Beginners to Advanced users
Course content
Expand all 17 lectures 01:42:57
+ Customising ZBrush Interface a Complete Guide - The Course
16 lectures 01:32:51

In this lesson I will show you how to arrange and setup the slider and icons to your own style and feel.

Customising ZBrush - Icons and Sliders
07:07

Being able to change the default start up document in ZBrush means you can get the correct look and feel you want.

Customising ZBrush - A Custom Startup Document
01:56

ZBrush has a set up pre-loaded colour and layout schemes by default lets look at those, its good to realise as you might want to start with one of these for a base for further customisation of the interface.

Customising ZBrush - Colour and Preloads
01:24

ZBrush allows you to extensively change all the interface colours to better suit you, let me show you how.
Please note there are two parts to this as a student requested a bit more info :)

More information on this can be found here:
http://docs.pixologic.com/user-guide/customizing-zbrush/interface-layout/

Also see the PDF taken from Zbrushes website

Customising ZBrush - Changing the colour's just how you want them!
03:46

In order to make this section a bit clearer I have added another lecture on Colours for the Interface.

Customising ZBrush - Changing the colour's just how you want them! - Part 2
10:11

Having the lightbox automatically start every time ZBrush starts can be annoying let me show you how to turn it off.

Customising ZBrush - Turning Off Lightbox on Startup
01:42

In this lecture I will show you how to set up a new top level menu item inside ZBrush this can be great for tools and pallet's you often use!

Customising ZBrush - Creating a new top level menu item
06:48

Organisation is key in ZBrush so with that in mind we will create a sublevel menu item in which we can separate out tools we often use.

Customising ZBrush - Sub level menu items
05:39

Assigning hotkeys for menu items can be a great speed saver let me show you how simple it is!!

Customising ZBrush - Hotkeys for speed
04:01

Just like actions inside Photoshop ZBrush uses Macros these will record common actions and run them when you initialise thew script we will also set up buttons to these in our new menu.

Customising ZBrush - Macros complete automation
11:55

In this lecture I am going to show you how you can use a macro to create a multimesh insert brush first we will record it then I will repeat it using a macro, I was asked by a student why he never sees people using macros in training courses that is because it automates processes training courses are about showing you how to do everything, believe me we use them in the real world for speeding up tasks it can save hours of time!!

Customising ZBrush - Macros real world example
10:13

Let me show you how you can add Alphas, textures or anything to the lightbox making it easy for you to get to your assets, I am also going to show you that these do not have to be put into the folder but can be linked to from another drive saving valuable OS disk space.

Customising ZBrush - Adding resources for lightbox
08:39

In this lecture I am going to build a custom brush and save this out so we can reuse whenever ZBrush starts.

Customising ZBrush - Create and Save brushes
08:18

Now we have created a new custom brush I want to show you how to give it a custom Image Preview making it easier to identify what the brush does!

Customising ZBrush - Changing brush Icon
07:18

In this last lesson I am supplying the handy shortcut list this was taken from the ZBrushe website.

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SHORTCUTS BY CATEGORY
1 General Shortcuts

Open Project – Ctrl+O
Save Project – Ctrl+S
Undo – Ctrl+Z
Redo – Shift+Ctrl+Z
Popup selection (on PC only)
Tools – F1
Brushes – F2
Strokes – F3
Alphas – F4
Textures – F5
Materials – F6 (with cursor off canvas area)
Show QuickMenu – Spacebar or Right Mouse click
Show/hide floating palettes – TAB
Show item description (when Popup Info is switched on) – Ctrl+cursor over item
Show alternative item description – Ctrl+Alt+cursor over item
Assign custom hotkey – Ctrl+Alt+click on item (store hotkeys in Preferences> Hotkeys submenu)
Projection Master – G
2 Lightbox and Spotlight
Show/hide Lightbox – , [comma key]
load selected item – Double-click on Lightbox thumbnail (texture/alphas will be loaded into Spotlight if it is active)
Turn on/off Spotlight – Shift+Z
Show/hide Spotlight Dial – Z
3 Edit mode Navigation
with a 3D mesh in Edit mode –

Free Rotate – Click & drag Background
Move – Alt+Click & drag Background
Constrain to 90-degree rotation – Click+drag, press Shift
Scale – Alt+Click, Release Alt, drag Background
Rotate around Z-axis – Shift, Click, release Shift, drag
(For best results turn off RightClick Navigation in the Preferences>Interface menu.)

3.1 Right-Click Navigation
(Turn on RightClick Navigation in the Preferences>Interface menu.)

Move – Alt+Right-click & drag (can be over the model)
Scale – Ctrl+Right-click & drag (can be over the model)
Rotate – Right-click & drag (can be over the model)
4 Transpose
with a 3D mesh in Edit mode, click W, E, R and draw the orange action line
click on the mesh to reposition the action line aligned to the surface normal
to align to an axis, click the end of the red, green or blue axis line
To move action line while drawing – hold Spacebar
To move action line after drawing – click+drag orange line or center orange ring
To change action line end point position – click+drag orange end ring
Quick tip: in Move/Scale mode, Alt+click+drag on the mesh (not on action line) to move or scale mesh
 

4.1 Inner (red/white) ring actions
These actions apply to the inner red or white rings of the action line. The terms center or end refer to the position on the line.

Move mode – W

Move – click+drag center
Duplicate mesh – Ctrl+click+drag center
Bend mesh – Alt+click+drag center or end point
Stretch mesh – drag end point furthest from mesh
Flatten mesh – drag end point next to mesh
Inflate – Right-click+drag end ring furthest from mesh
Create Edgeloop & extrude – with partially masked mesh, hold Ctrl and click+drag center point
Scale – E

Scale – click+drag end point in line direction
Scale along axis – click+drag center point
Create Edgeloop and deflate/inflate – with partially masked mesh, hold Ctrl and click+drag center point
Rotate – R

Rotate around end point – click+drag other end point
Rotate around action line – Click+drag center
Joint bend – Alt+click+drag end point (rotation around same point)
 

5 Sculpting and Painting
Draw Size – S
Focal Shift – O
RGB Intensity – I
Z Intensity – U
Increase Draw Size by set units – ]
Decrease Draw Size by set units – [
(set increment in the Zplugin>Misc Utilities>Brush Increment slider)
Edit mode on/off – T
Draw – Q
Move – W
Scale – E
Rotate – R
Toggle ZAdd and ZSub – Alt (hold down)
 

5.1 Sculpting Brushes
Show Brush pop-up – B
Standard Brush – B – S – T
Smooth Stronger – B – S – S
Move Elastic – B – M – E
MPolish – B – M – P
ClipCurve – B – C – C
ClayLine – B – C – L
 

5.1.1 InsertMultiMesh brushes
show all meshes in brush – M
 

5.1.2 Changing the Brush hotkeys (pop-up palette)
Here is what you have to do:

Click B to bring up the brush palette.
Then click the letter that you want to narrow down to, in this example click C.
With C clicked all you will see is the brushes that start with C. This is when you will see the next letter that selects the brush.
At this point you can hold CTRL+ALT to change the shortcut to whatever you want by just clicking on the brush and then click your new shortcut.
NOTE: Keep in mind that when you do this ZBrush automatically replaces the shortcut of another brush if you select a shortcut that is already assigned.

5.2 Color
Select Color under cursor – C
Switch Color – V
 

5.3 Stroke
Lazy mouse – L
Replay Last Stroke – 1
Record Stroke – 3
Replay All Recorded Strokes – 2
 

5.3.1 Curves
Smooth curve – 6
Snapshot curve – 5
Delete a curve – Alt + draw across curve
 

6 3D Models
Save Tool – Shift+Ctrl+T
Fit Mesh to view – F
Perspective – P
Floor Grid – Shift+P
Activate Symmetry – X
Show/hide Polyframe & polygroups – Shift+F
Point Selection Mode – Shift+Ctrl+P
Set Pivot Point – Ctrl+ P
Clear Pivot Point – Shift+P
Snapshot a version to canvas – Shift+S
 

6.1 SubTools
List all SubTools – N
Alt+click on SubTool – select that SubTool
Shift+Alt+click on selected SubTool – frame that SubTool (Note this option can be set in the Preferences > Edit > Enable Auto Center slider; 0 = off; 1 = Alt+click; 2 = Shift+Alt+click)
Click on paintbrush icon – toggle Polypaint Colorize
Shift+click on paintbrush icon – toggle Polypaint Colorize for all SubTools
 

6.2 Geometry
Divide – Ctrl+D
Lower Res – Shift+D
Higher Res – D
Edge Loop – Ctrl+E (partially hidden mesh)
 

6.3 Dynamesh
Remesh Dynamesh sculpt – in Edit > Draw mode Ctrl+Drag Background
 

6.4 HD Geometry
Toggle in/out of HD Sculpting mode – A (cursor over mesh)
Render all HD Geometry – A (cursor over background)
 

6.5 Masking
View Mask – Ctrl+H
Invert Mask – Ctrl+I
Mask All – Ctrl+A
Select Masking Brush – hold Ctrl while selecting brush from popup
Paint mask on object (alphas/strokes can be used) – Ctrl (hold down)
Delete or paint reverse mask – Ctrl+Alt (hold down)
Reverse mask – Ctrl+Click Background
Clear Mask – Ctrl+Click+ drag Background
Constant-intensity mask – Ctrl+Click, release Ctrl, drag (starting off mesh)
Alpha-intensity mask (using MaskPen or MaskRect brush) – Ctrl+Click & drag
(select alpha while holding Ctrl)

Blur mask – Ctrl+Click on mesh
Sharpen mask – Ctrl+Alt+Click on mesh
 

6.6 Topological Masking
in Move, Scale or Rotate mode – Ctrl+click+drag the action line on the model
 

6.7 Polygroups
Group Masked and Clear Mask – Ctrl+W
 

6.8 Partial Mesh Visibility & Clip Brushes
Select Selection or Clip Brush – hold Shift+Ctrl while selecting brush from popup
Show mesh portion – Shift+Ctrl+Click, release keys & drag (green selection area)
Hide mesh portion – Shift+Ctrl+Click, release keys & drag – press Alt (red selection area)
Grow mesh portion – Ctrl+Shift+X
Shrink mesh portion – Ctrl+Shift+S
Grow all mesh portion – Ctrl+Shift+A
Outer Ring visibility – Ctrl+Shift+O
Move selection or clip area – ‘press Spacebar without releasing mouse/pen
Show entire mesh – Shift+Ctrl+Click Background
Show only selected Polygroup (on fully visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click
Hide selected Polygroup (on fully visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click twice
Hide selected Polygroup (on partially visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click
Reverse visibility – Shift+Ctrl+Click & drag Background
Hide edge loop – with Lasso option selected, Shift+Ctrl+click on edge that crosses loop
ClipCurve add soft direction change – click Alt once
ClipCurve add sharp direction change – click Alt twice
reverse clip area – Alt (hold down)
 

6.9 Stencil
Stencil On – Alt+H
Hide/Show Stencil – Ctrl+H
Coin Controller – Spacebar
 

7 ZSpheres
Preview Adaptive Skin – A
7.1 Draw mode
Add a child ZSphere – drag ZSphere
Delete ZSphere – Alt+Click ZSphere
Add a child ZSphere at same size – Click+drag, press Shift
Add a child ZSphere and scale Link Spheres – Click+drag to size new ZSphere, press Ctrl+drag
Insert ZSphere – Click Link-Sphere
with Tool>Adaptive Skin>Use ClassicSkinning on:

Sphere Define magnet/ break mesh – Alt+Click Link-Sphere
7.2 Move mode
Move ZSphere – drag ZSphere
Pose (Natural-linked move) – drag Link-Sphere
Move Chain – Alt+drag Link-Sphere
7.3 Scale mode
Scale Zsphere – drag ZSphere
Inflate/deflate chain – Alt+drag Link-Sphere
Scale chain – drag Link-Sphere
7.4 Rotate mode
Spin chain – drag ZSphere
Control twist – Alt+drag Link-Sphere
Rotate chain – drag Link-Sphere
 

8 ZSketch
Activate ZSketch Edit mode – Shift+A (with a ZSphere armature in Edit mode)
Preview Unified Skin – A
 

9 Canvas and 2.5D
Reverse 2.5D brush effect – Alt (hold down)
Crop And Fill – Shift+Ctrl+F
Grab Texture From Document – Shift+Ctrl+G
 

9.1 Document Layers
Clear Layer – Ctrl+N
Fill Layer – Ctrl+F
Bake Layer – Ctrl+B
On Layer thumbnail, toggle all layers on/off – Shift+Click
Select layer on which clicked pixol resides – ~+Click canvas (US) @+Click canvas (UK)
Move layer contents up/down/sideways (X & Y)- ~+drag (US) @+drag (UK)
 

9.2 Markers
Markers will only show when Edit is turned off
Remove Marker – Ctrl+M
 

9.3 Canvas Zoom
Actual Size – 0 [zero]
Antialiased Half Size – Ctrl+0
Zoom In – + [plus sign]
Zoom Out – – [minus sign]
 

10 Timeline
Place a new key frame – click on the Timeline
Select an existing key frame – click on the key frame dot
Zoom Timeline in/out – click on selected key frame dot
Move selected key frame – click+drag dot to new position (dragging off end will delete)
Store new data in existing key frame – Shift+Ctrl+click on the key frame dot
Delete a key frame – click+drag dot off the Timeline
Copy selected key frame – Shift+click on the Timeline at the point where you want the copy
Copy multiple key frames – Shift+click on all the key frames dots to be copied, then Shift+click the Timeline
at the point where you want the copies
Create Transition key frame – Ctrl+click on an existing key frame dot
Create Rigid key frame – Alt+click on an existing key frame dot
Go to Previous Camera key frame – LEFT ARROW
Go to Next Camera key frame – RIGHT ARROW
Play the Timeline (will play as a loop) – Shift+click on the Timeline cursor
Stop the Timeline playing – click Esc
Record Timeline as a Movie – Shift+Ctrl+click on the Timeline cursor
(set the cursor to the start first using the LEFT ARROW)
10.1 Movie
Snapshot to Movie– Ctrl+ Shift+! (US) Shift+Ctrl+PageUp (UK)
 

11 Render
Best Preview Render (BPR) – Shift+R
Render All – Shift+Ctrl+R
Cursor Selective Render – Ctrl+R
 

12 Custom UI and Configuration
Move item to custom interface position – Ctrl+Alt+drag (when Enable Customize is switched on)
Remove item from custom interface position – Ctrl+Alt+drag to Canvas (when Enable Customize is on)
Store Configuration File – Shift+Ctrl+I
Load User Interface Configuration File – Ctrl+L
Save User Interface Configuration File – Shift+Ctrl+Alt+I
 

13 ZScripts
Load ZScript – Shift+Ctrl+L
Reload ZScript – Ctrl+U
Show/Hide ZScript window – H
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SHORTCUTS BY PALETTE

1 Keyboard Shortcuts
1.1 General


Popup selection (on PC only)
Tools – F1
Brushes – F2
Strokes – F3
Alphas – F4
Textures – F5
Materials – F6 (with cursor off canvas area)
Show QuickMenu – Spacebar or Right Mouse click
Show/hide floating palettes – TAB
Assign custom hotkey – Ctrl+Alt+click on item (store hotkeys in Preferences> Hotkeys submenu)
 

1.1.1 Lightbox and Spotlight
Show/hide Lightbox – , [comma key]
load selected item – Double-click on Lightbox thumbnail (texture/alphas will be loaded into Spotlight if it is active)
Turn on/off Spotlight – Shift+Z
Show/hide Spotlight Dial – Z
 

1.2 Brush Palette
Show Brush pop-up – B
Standard Brush – B – S – T
Smooth Stronger – B – S – S
Move Elastic – B – M – E
MPolish – B – M – P
ClipCurve – B – C – C
ClayLine – B – C – L
Select Masking Brush – hold Ctrl while selecting brush from popup
Select Selection or Clip Brush – hold Shift+Ctrl while selecting brush from popup
 

1.2.1 InsertMultiMesh brushes
show all meshes in brush – M
 

1.2.2 Change the Brush hotkeys (pop-up palette)
Here is what you have to do:

Click B to bring up the brush palette.
Then click the letter that you want to narrow down to, in this example click C.
With C clicked all you will see is the brushes that start with C. This is when you will see the next letter that selects the brush.
At this point you can hold CTRL+ALT to change the shortcut to whatever you want by just clicking on the brush and then click your new shortcut.
NOTE: Keep in mind that when you do this ZBrush automatically replaces the shortcut of another brush if you select a shortcut that is already assigned.

1.3 Color Palette
Select Color under cursor – C
Switch Color – V
Fill Layer – Ctrl+F
 

1.4 Document Palette
Actual Size – 0 [zero]
Antialiased Half Size – Ctrl+0
Zoom In – + [plus sign]
Zoom Out – – [minus sign]
1.5 Draw Palette
Draw Size – S
Focal Shift – O
RGB Intensity – I
Z Intensity – U
Perspective – P
Floor Grid – Shift+P
 

1.6 Edit Palette
Undo – Ctrl+Z
Redo – Shift+Ctrl+Z
 

1.7 File Palette
Open Project – Ctrl+O
Save Project – Ctrl+S
 

1.8 Layer Palette
Clear Layer – Ctrl+N
Fill Layer – Ctrl+F
Bake Layer – Ctrl+B
 

1.9 Marker Palette
Markers will only show when Edit is turned off
Remove Marker – Ctrl+M
 

1.10 Movie Palette
Snapshot to Movie – Ctrl+ Shift+! (US) Shift+Ctrl+PageUp (UK)
Timeline
Go to Previous Camera key frame Dot – LEFT ARROW
Go to Next Camera key frame Dot – RIGHT ARROW
 

1.11 Preferences Palette
Configuration
Store Configuration File – Shift+Ctrl+I
Load User Interface Configuration File – Ctrl+L
Save User Interface Configuration File – Shift+Ctrl+Alt+I
Lightbox
Show/hide Lightbox – , [comma]
 

1.12 Render Palette
Best Preview Render (BPR) – Shift+R
Render All – Shift+Ctrl+R
Cursor Selective Render – Ctrl+R
 

1.13 Stencil Palette
Stencil On – Alt+H
Hide/Show Stencil – Ctrl+H
Coin Controller – Spacebar
 

1.14 Stroke Palette
Lazy mouse – L
Replay Last Stroke – 1
Record Stroke – 3
Replay All Recorded Strokes – 2
 

1.15 Texture Palette
Turn on/off Spotlight – Shift+Z
CropAndFill – Shift+Ctrl+F
Grab Texture From Document – Shift+Ctrl+G
 

1.16 Tool Palette
Save Tool – Shift+Ctrl+T
Geometry
Divide – Ctrl+D
Lower Res – Shift+D
Higher Res – D
Edge Loop – Ctrl+E (partially hidden mesh)
Remesh Dynamesh sculpt – in Edit > Draw mode Ctrl+Drag Background
HD Geometry
Toggle in/out of HD Sculpting mode – A (cursor over mesh)
Render all HD Geometry – A (cursor over background)
Masking
View Mask – Ctrl+H
Invert Mask – Ctrl+I
Mask All – Ctrl+A
Visibility
Grow mesh portion – Ctrl+Shift+X
Shrink mesh portion – Ctrl+Shift+S
Grow All mesh portion – Ctrl+Shift+A
Outer Ring visibility – Ctrl+Shift+O
Polygroups
Group Masked and Clear Mask – Ctrl+W
ZSpheres
Preview Adaptive Skin – A
ZSketch
Activate ZSketch Edit mode – Shift+A (with a ZSphere armature in Edit mode)
Preview Unified Skin – A
 

1.17 Transform Palette
Activate Symmetry – X
Draw Pointer – Q
Move – W
Scale – E
Rotate – R
Edit – T
Center mesh in canvas (when in Edit mode) – F
Draw Polyframe – Shift+F
Point Selection Mode – Shift+Ctrl+P
Set Pivot Point – Ctrl+ P
Clear Pivot Point – Shift+P
Snapshot object – Shift+S
Show/hide Spotlight Dial – Z
 

1.18 ZPlugin Palette
Misc Utilities
Increase Draw Size by set units – ]
Decrease Draw Size by set units – [
(set increment in the Zplugin>Misc Utilities>Brush Increment slider)
Projection Master
Projection Master – G
 

1.19 ZScript Palette
Load ZScript – Shift+Ctrl+L
Reload ZScript – Ctrl+U
Hide ZScript – H
 

2 Mouse Actions
Toggle ZAdd and ZSub – Alt (hold down)
On Layer thumbnail, toggle all layers on/off – Shift+Click
Select layer on which clicked pixol resides – ~+Click canvas (US) @+Click canvas (UK)
Move layer contents up/down/sideways (X & Y)- ~+drag (US) @+drag (UK)
Show item description (when Popup Info is switched on) – Ctrl+cursor over item
Move item to custom interface position – Ctrl+Alt+drag (when Enable Customize is switched on)
Remove item from custom interface position – Ctrl+Alt+drag to Canvas (when Enable Customize is on)
 

3 Edit Mode Actions
 

3.1 Navigation
with a 3D mesh in Edit mode –

Free Rotate – Click & drag Background
Move – Alt+Click & drag Background
Constrain to 90-degree rotation – Click+drag, press Shift
Scale – Alt+Click, Release Alt, drag Background
Rotate around Z-axis – Shift, Click, release Shift, drag
(For best results turn off RightClick Navigation in the Preferences>Interface menu.)

3.1.1 Right-Click Navigation
(Turn on RightClick Navigation in the Preferences>Interface menu.)

Move – Alt+Right-click & drag (can be over the model)
Scale – Ctrl+Right-click & drag (can be over the model)
Rotate – Right-click & drag (can be over the model)
 

3.2 Masking
Paint mask on object (alphas/strokes can be used) – Ctrl (hold down)
Delete or paint reverse mask – Ctrl+Alt (hold down)
Reverse mask – Ctrl+Click Background
Clear Mask – Ctrl+Click+ drag Background
Constant-intensity mask – Ctrl+Click, release Ctrl, drag (starting off mesh)
Alpha-intensity mask (using MaskPen or MaskRect brush) – Ctrl+Click & drag
(select alpha while holding Ctrl)

3.3 Topological Masking
in Move, Scale or Rotate mode – Ctrl+click+drag the action line on the model
 

3.4 Partial Mesh Visibility & Clip Brushes
Show mesh portion – Shift+Ctrl+Click, release keys & drag (green selection area)
Hide mesh portion – Shift+Ctrl+Click, release keys & drag – press Alt (red selection area)
Move selection or clip area – ‘press Spacebar without releasing mouse/pen
Show entire mesh – Shift+Ctrl+Click Background
Show only selected Polygroup (on fully visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click
Hide selected Polygroup (on fully visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click twice
Hide selected Polygroup (on partially visible mesh) – Shift+Ctrl+Click
Reverse visibility – Shift+Ctrl+Click & drag Background
Hide edge loop – with Lasso option selected, Shift+Ctrl+click on edge that crosses loop
ClipCurve add soft direction change – click Alt once
ClipCurve add sharp direction change – click Alt twice
reverse clip area – Alt (hold down)
 

4 Transpose
with a 3D mesh in Edit mode, click W, E, R and draw the orange action line
click on the mesh to reposition the action line aligned to the surface normal
to align to an axis, click the end of the red, green or blue axis line
To move action line while drawing – hold Spacebar
To move action line after drawing – click+drag orange line or center orange ring
To change action line end point position – click+drag orange end ring
Quick tip: in Move/Scale mode, Alt+click+drag on the mesh (not on action line) to move or scale mesh
 

4.1 Inner (red/white) ring actions
These actions apply to the inner red or white rings of the action line. The terms center or end refer to the position on the line.

Move mode – W

Move – click+drag center
Duplicate mesh – Ctrl+click+drag center
Bend mesh – Alt+click+drag center or end point
Stretch mesh – drag end point furthest from mesh
Flatten mesh – drag end point next to mesh
Inflate – Right-click+drag end ring furthest from mesh
Create Edgeloop & extrude – with partially masked mesh, hold Ctrl and click+drag center point
Scale – E

Scale – click+drag end point in line direction
Scale along axis – click+drag center point
Create Edgeloop and deflate/inflate – with partially masked mesh, hold Ctrl and click+drag center point
Rotate – R

Rotate around end point – click+drag other end point
Rotate around action line – Click+drag center
Joint bend – Alt+click+drag end point (rotation around same point)
 

5 ZSphere Edit Actions
5.1 Draw mode
Add a child ZSphere – drag ZSphere
Delete ZSphere – Alt+Click ZSphere
Add a child ZSphere at same size – Click+drag, press Shift
Add a child ZSphere and scale Link Spheres – Click+drag to size new ZSphere, press Ctrl+drag
Insert ZSphere – Click Link-Sphere
with Tool>Adaptive Skin>Use ClassicSkinning on:

Sphere Define magnet/ break mesh – Alt+Click Link-Sphere
 

5.2 Move mode
Move ZSphere – drag ZSphere
Pose (Natural-linked move) – drag Link-Sphere
Move Chain – Alt+drag Link-Sphere
 

5.3 Scale mode
Scale Zsphere – drag ZSphere
Inflate/deflate chain – Alt+drag Link-Sphere
Scale chain – drag Link-Sphere
 

5.4 Rotate mode
Spin chain – drag ZSphere
Control twist – Alt+drag Link-Sphere
Rotate chain – drag Link-Sphere
 

6 Timeline
Place a new key frame – click on the Timeline
Select an existing key frame – click on the key frame dot
Zoom Timeline in/out – click on selected key frame dot
Move selected key frame – click+drag dot to new position (dragging off end will delete)
Store new data in existing key frame – Shift+Ctrl+click on the key frame dot
Delete a key frame – click+drag dot off the Timeline
Copy selected key frame – Shift+click on the Timeline at the point where you want the copy
Copy multiple key frames – Shift+click on all the key frames dots to be copied, then Shift+click the Timeline
at the point where you want the copies
Create Transition key frame – Ctrl+click on an existing key frame dot
Create Rigid key frame – Alt+click on an existing key frame dot
Play the Timeline (will play as a loop) – Shift+click on the Timeline cursor
Stop the Timeline playing – click Esc
Record Timeline as a Movie – Shift+Ctrl+click on the Timeline cursor
(set the cursor to the start first using the LEFT ARROW)
 

7 Custom UI and Configuration
Move item to custom interface position – Ctrl+Alt+drag (when Enable Customize is switched on)
Remove item from custom interface position – Ctrl+Alt+drag to Canvas (when Enable Customize is on)

http://docs.pixologic.com/user-guide/keyboard-shortcuts/shortcuts-by-palette/


Customising ZBrush - Shortcut Keys
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BONUS LECTURE - HELP AND ADVICE
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